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Am I a Candidate for Invisalign® Treatment?

Invisalign Treatment Orthodontist Ann Arbor MI

Wondering if you’re a candidate for Invisalign® treatment? Your first step is to schedule a consultation with our Invisalign orthodontist in Ann Arbor, MI. From there, you’ll be able to explore your options for orthodontic treatment and determine if you qualify for Invisalign clear aligners.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about Invisalign aligners and what candidates tend to have in common.

Crooked, Crowded Teeth

An obvious sign that you may be a candidate for Invisalign aligners is having crooked or crowded teeth. Not only do crooked teeth affect your confidence, but they can also impact your dental health over time.

For example, patients with crowded teeth are more likely to develop cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. This is because plaque loves to hide where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Likewise, it may be difficult to floss teeth that are crooked or crowded.

To achieve complex tooth movements, our Invisalign orthodontist may use SmartForce® attachments. These tooth-colored shapes are attached to the fronts of your teeth and are used like handles for your aligners to push against. By using SmartForce attachments, Dr. Bedi is able to have greater control over the movement of your teeth.

Bite Issues

Don’t wait until you start experiencing jaw pain or uneven enamel wear. Schedule an appointment with our Ann Arbor Invisalign provider if you suspect you have an overbite, underbite, or other issue. The sooner you seek clear aligner treatment, the sooner we can correct your bite and safeguard your oral health.

TMJ Disorders

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the hinges that connect the lower jaw to the skull. These joints are often taken for granted until a patient starts to experience jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty chewing.

Often, the solution is to correct the bite issues that have caused the TMJ disorders in the first place. This is done through orthodontics and, depending on your circumstances, we may recommend Invisalign clear aligners.


One of the main benefits of Invisalign aligners is that they’re removable. This allows you to continue eating your favorite foods and makes your oral hygiene routine a breeze. However, it also requires you to remain diligent about wearing your aligners as instructed by our Ann Arbor orthodontist.

In order for Invisalign aligners to work, you’ll need to wear them at least 20 to 22 hours per day. If you don’t consistently wear your aligners, you’ll begin to lose the progress you’ve made and your teeth will start to drift back toward their original positions. This may extend the duration of your Invisalign treatment and cause your current set of aligners to feel tight when you try to wear them again.

The ideal Invisalign patient has a great deal of self-discipline as well as the willpower to remain motivated while wearing their clear aligners.

Book an Invisalign Consultation

Dr. Jashleen Bedi is proud to serve as your local Invisalign orthodontist in Ann Arbor, MI. To schedule an appointment, please call Enhance Orthodontics at (734) 821-7684. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.